A loan of $800 helped to buy fixed assets (shelving and a display case), to buy stock in bulk (notebooks, pencils, marker pens, cardboard, and more) and to buy Christmas decorations to sell.


Sara Alejandra's story

Sara is 24 years old, married and has two children, aged two and four years old respectively. After completing secondary school, Sara decided to open her business - a stationery shop that she runs out of her house. As well as being able to work comfortably, she can also look after her young children. The idea to open a business came from her need to support her husband with the household finances. Sara works every day from 7am until 10pm and, with the work, earns enough money to support her family. Sara's drive, positive attitude and enterprising spirit, have helped her to achieve her objectives. So, Sara is applying for a loan in order to invest in buying fixed assets (shelving and a display case), to buy stock in bulk (notebooks, pencils, marker pens, cardboard, and more) and to buy Christmas decorations to sell. With these items she can give her business a better image and she will have the opportunity to stock up on all the products that sell well. In addition, Sara will be able to satisfy demand, which increases at the end of the year. This will allow Sara to earn higher profits, which will benefit the household economy. Sara wants to continue working hard in order to get ahead with her business and to make it more profitable, so as to guarantee stable finances to give her children an excellent education and better well-being.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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